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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 08-05-02
Just Amy, Mama_Bear, daisyscarlett, ST.LOUIE1, and Billie

Posted on 08/05/2002 6:38:38 AM PDT by Billie

A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues;  salute
and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new
word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who
are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which
we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.  I
can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands
of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.

Mr. and Mrs. FR

Photo by ST.LOUIE1

When Jim Robinson's name was mentioned for the FReeper of the Day,  all of us wanted to be the one to feature him!  However,  instead of flipping a coin or fighting
it out to see who won :),  St.Louie suggested that JustAmy probably knew him better and longer than the rest of us,  so why not ask her to write his tribute?  Seemed like
a great idea,  and when Amy agreed,  another thought came to mind:

We could all work on this one!  Louie had already created that wonderful graphic of Jim and Sheila above;  Amy would write the main thread,   MamaBear and daisyscarlett could each say a few words,  and I would put it all together.  YES!  We had a plan!  Here, then, is the result of our tribute to the man who is FReeRepublic, and the wonderful woman behind him.

Jim is not just a Vietnam Vet in a wheelchair. Neither is he just the founder of FreeRepublic. Jim is a man with strong beliefs and a deep love of his God, his family and his country.
Jim will take to the air or to the road to show his dedication to his beliefs. After making 3 trips to DC (March for Justice, Judgment Day and House Managers Tribute Rally and Dinner), he eagerly attended the Freeper's Inaugural Ball. This Ball was possible, in part, to Jim's and FreeRepublic's 'SoreLoserman' Rallies and dedication to removing all signs of Clinton/Gore.
What's next on the agenda? How about Scumbag, Gary Condidit? Jim spent many Saturday's driving 4 hours to Modesto where he could join the Modesto Freepers for 2 hours in calling for Condit's removal from office.
Since 9-11-2001, Jim and his family can be found every Friday night at the corner of Shaw and Blackstone (Patriots Corner) counter-protesting the war protesters and showing his support for President Bush's war on terrorism and his support for our military.
Although Sheila does not always agree with his political views, they share their belief in God and their love of family and country. You will find her at his side Friday evenings for The Support Our Troops Rallies. She may entertain with her rendition of "We don't smoke marijuana at Shaw and Blackstone."
It is impossible to spotlight Jim and Sheila without acknowledging Chris, pictured at right. He not only makes sure they get where they need to be, whether it be Washington, DC or Patriots Corner. He gladly picks up a sign of support and carries the flag as he keeps the boom box volume turned high.
~ JustAmy

What can I say about Jim Robinson that has not been said many times over?   While I was pondering this question, it occurred to me how different my life would be without this wonderful website.   Jim Robinson's FreeRepublic is my home on the internet.  Actually, it is Jim's home on the internet and he has opened it up to all of us.
This is where I come to meet like-minded people who share my values, my love for God and country and my fears for her future. Here we can link arms and hearts in supporting our conservative causes while making life-long FRiendships, and having fun all at the same time! I have never met a finer group of people and it is because of Jim that we have this place to gather.
In short, Jim's dedication to his country, to his conservative values and to this website is inspiring. I believe I am a better person for knowing him and the many fine patriots who frequent this site. No, I cannot imagine my life without FreeRepublic. Thank you and God bless you, Jim.
~ Mama_Bear

I still get chills when I see the above photo of you leading the March for Justice in Washington D.C. in 1998 calling for the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton. I do not know what I can add to all of the nice things that have been said about you, and certainly will be said about you again today, except that I agree with all of them. We can never thank you enough for FREE REPUBLIC. God Bless you Jim Robinson.
~ daisyscarlett

In closing, I want to add only my thanks, once again, for your vision, Jim, in creating the greatest conservative site on the net. And Amy has asked me to remind everybody that she will be posting many more photos from the family album throughout the day!  So let this
be the last thread all of you check before turning off your pc tonight!
~ Billie


08-3,4-02 Week in Review

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; surprises; veterans
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To: JustAmy
Beer call. My favorite duty. We did our best to keep San Miguel and Co profitable.
351 posted on 08/05/2002 12:40:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: whoever
You mean someone didn't take your homemaking hints seriously?
That was a tremendous Public Service you did.

People shouldn't joke about a properly functioning home,
and the role of the little lady. Goodness sakes.

Thanks again for that one.
352 posted on 08/05/2002 12:41:12 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: Jim Robinson
What?????? You're a drop out? Okay, when was your senior picture taken and do you have a baby picture of yourself that you hid when I dropped by?
353 posted on 08/05/2002 12:42:21 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for all your blood, sweat, and tears, and for giving us goofy kids such a fun place to come and play while we also work at saving our country.
354 posted on 08/05/2002 12:46:23 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1
Thanks for the great pictures, and tribute, to Jim.
355 posted on 08/05/2002 12:47:00 PM PDT by Mixer
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To: Billie
Well, maybe 9' 11". But what the hay...
356 posted on 08/05/2002 12:47:42 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie; All
I am sorry you are late, too, cauz I served a Texas breakfast to Lodwick and COBY and you missed out. How about a Texas lunch? Chicken fajitas mix and match Texas style....

Yummy ! Thanks ! Chicken fajitas are my favorite too! How'd ja know?

On a related note.......I'm constantly commenting about playing Ketchup when I am tardy making replies to folks. Look what I got courtesy of FReeper coteblanche just a little bit ago, LOL! I love it!.........

357 posted on 08/05/2002 12:47:47 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: The Thin Man

358 posted on 08/05/2002 12:48:16 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: lodwick; feinswinesuksass; ru4liberty; ST.LOUIE1; Mr_Magoo

Sheila, John and Chris in the summer of 1975.

359 posted on 08/05/2002 12:48:50 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: daisyscarlett
But I won't be using any of that Ketchup on those delicious Fajitas, let me tell ya !
360 posted on 08/05/2002 12:49:10 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Billie
Nope, not a bit. Have had to call the police several times for prowlers, I think it might be kids out prowling but can't prove anything so I am looking for somewhere in town again. This is supposed to be one of the better neighborhoods too.
361 posted on 08/05/2002 12:52:19 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: The Thin Man; Billie; daisyscarlett
..there is only 5 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes left of the new and improved me. ..

I am not sure I can make it. You are making me very nervous.

362 posted on 08/05/2002 12:54:02 PM PDT by whoever
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To: Slip18
Oops, I'm late for class again. I'll just have to slip in the back door. Can you unlock it for me, please slippy!
363 posted on 08/05/2002 12:56:17 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: mtngrl@vrwc; senorita; gracie1; notpoliticallycorewrecked; ladyinred; Billie; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; ..

Is Jim holding down the fort? How much longer before dinners on the table, Sheila?

Sheila!!! Isn't it time to put them to bed? Chris is ready to escape!

364 posted on 08/05/2002 12:57:38 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: The Thin Man; daisyscarlett; Billie
..Very nice, who. I always find shear delight in your posts. ..

Foiled again!!! Drat!!

Have you any idea how long it took me to prepare that, and it was with you in mind???

You are troubling me, Skinny.

365 posted on 08/05/2002 1:01:33 PM PDT by whoever
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To: JustAmy
Thanks so much for all the This Is Your Life pics that you're giving us - just perfect. JL
366 posted on 08/05/2002 1:01:57 PM PDT by lodwick
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..Will mine do? : ) ..

You mean wolves are born looking like that???

Must get confusing.

367 posted on 08/05/2002 1:03:52 PM PDT by whoever
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To: lodwick; Aquamarine
Great link, lodwick! Some funny stuff there.

I found the following posted by our very own Aquamarine:

Brown circles around the eyes
Body aches
Eye strain
Filthy house
Dirty laundry
Do not recognize husband anymore
368 posted on 08/05/2002 1:05:31 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: lodwick
..Stand By Your Man ..

Just look at that male.....ignoring all that loving by his woman......HOW TYPICAL!!!!

369 posted on 08/05/2002 1:06:15 PM PDT by whoever
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; yall
Billie, JustAmy, Mama_Bear, daisyscarlett, ST.LOUIE1
Hey Y'all. I want to thank all of you for making this wonderful thread possible. I've long admired your individual creativity and talents but today I'm expecially enjoying your collective efforts.
Mr Robinson,

I'm so pleased to have an opportunity to participate in this tribute to you and Mrs Robinson. Thank you for your service to our country. Thirty plus years ago, when we were embroiled in an unpopular conflict thousands of miles from home, a young Jim Robinson answered his nation's call to duty. You willingly sacrificed a part of your youth at great personal risk for the sake of others, in defense of freedom and because it was the right thing to do. Your tireless devotion, courage and unwavering patriotism inspire and encourage me.

Today so many of our young people are once again in harms way. They are thousands of miles from home and away from their loved ones. To be sure they're engaged in a just and worthy cause and they too are prepared to risk it all to defend and to preserve the privileges of freedom for America and for the world. They, too, have answered the calling of a higher cause because it is the right thing to do. We can never adequately express our gratitude to them or to all previous generations in whose footsteps they follow. What we can do is support them and acknowledge their selfless dedication to preserving life as we know it for future generations of patriots who will inevitably one day find themselves following in their large footsteps.

Through FR you have continued your efforts to promote and protect our freedom and that of freedom loving people everywhere. In the midst of 9-11, as the horrible weight of that day unfolded and settled in on each of us, you again came forward in defense of our country and it's leadership. I was struck by the moral clarity of your purpose and determination to support our president, our troops and the very foundations of our country. Again, you answered the call because it was the right thing to do.

Congratulations to you and to your bride. I hope you both enjoy all the heartfelt good wishes coming your way today from so many of us grateful FReepers. Thank you for all you do to make this forum possible.

370 posted on 08/05/2002 1:17:21 PM PDT by Darlin'
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To: whoever
...uuhhhh, go to that site, and do some follow up on Mr.&Mrs.Lion. Due to the family nature, and all round wholesomeness of this thread, I could not post the romantical antics of our friends.

Not even for educational and instructional purposes - but trust me that Mr.Lion takes his homework quite seriously. ;-)
371 posted on 08/05/2002 1:17:37 PM PDT by lodwick
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You deserve a break today.
So get up and get away. :)

(even though you've only made 52 posts)

How many do you s'pose you've really made today? LOL

Thank you for taking such good care of everyone today, TLL!

372 posted on 08/05/2002 1:20:41 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Slip18; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; Jim Robinson
You have an absolutely beautiful thread today. Although, you normally do have beautiful threads, but this one for JimRob is magnificent.

And MUCH of that credit today has to go to 'my' creative writers and that talented artist! LOL! Seriously, their words and Louie's picture were inspiration to put it together this way. As I mentioned earlier to someone else, it started with the picture that Louie created and framed in that wonderful patriotic frame...the rest fell into place after the others sent me what they had written.

373 posted on 08/05/2002 1:27:32 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Darlin'
That was a beautifully written tribute! We are so pleased that you came by and added your salute to Jim. You have said so well what many of us feel.
374 posted on 08/05/2002 1:31:09 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Darlin'
Thank you for those wonderful words, Darlin' - I'll let the others speak for themselves, but just know that it was a great pleasure for me to do this today. The photos that Amy's posting are treasures, aren't they?!
375 posted on 08/05/2002 1:33:24 PM PDT by Billie
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To: lodwick
Thanks for the update on the life of Mr. and Mrs. Lion.

I am pleased to learn that her love and devotion were not rejected totally.

I did notice that his tongue is hanging out a bit, however.

376 posted on 08/05/2002 1:40:19 PM PDT by whoever
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To: ClaraSuzanne
A likely story, Meek!

Oh..........then would you believe I was playing Ketchup?

377 posted on 08/05/2002 1:43:02 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: ClaraSuzanne

No, she wouldn't Max!
And neither do I.....

378 posted on 08/05/2002 1:43:46 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson; Billie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; whoever; ru4liberty; ClaraSuzanne; ...
That baby winking at us is the cutest thing!!!!

But all the baby pictures have been good - including those of JimRob's boys! Could they have ever been so small.....

This has been one of the most fun Finest Threads of all - which is as it should be - since it is about our fearless leader.

Here's to you, Mr. Robinson (and Mrs. Robinson) for making your mark in the history of the world. I hope one day when things are all said and done, your names will be there as internet PIONEERS in the fight for the bright and shining city on a hill, America, land of the free (freer than we would have been had you, JimRob, not come on the scene) and home of the brave (and you two are two of the bravest).

With that - signing off til late tonight. Blessings on all!

379 posted on 08/05/2002 1:43:53 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Billie
Thanks Bilie, every day is a fun day for the old black guy... :o)
380 posted on 08/05/2002 1:47:00 PM PDT by blackie
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Congratulations and my most sincere thank you for what you have created and are maintaining here. What a wonderful idea you had!!!


People who say they 'sleep like a baby' obviously haven't got one.

An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys.

There are three ways to get things done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your kids to do it!

You can learn many things from children. Like how much patience you have.

A boy becomes a man when the marks he wants to leave on the world have nothing to do with tires.

A baby usually wakes up in the wee-wee hours of the morning!

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

If you have trouble getting your children's attention, just sit down and look comfortable.

Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.

The first sign that your children are growing up is when they learn that the volume knob also turns to the left.

And remember...
Insanity is inherited - you get it from your kids!!!

381 posted on 08/05/2002 1:52:52 PM PDT by whoever
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Thanks for the ping, Amy.

Looking at these old pictures of Jim, I have to remark on how skinny we all start out. By age 40, career, house, marriage, kids, we look in the mirror and say to ourselves, "What the hell happened?". $;-)

382 posted on 08/05/2002 2:02:53 PM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; blackie; Billie; ST.LOUIE1; lodwick; Alamo-Girl; GatorGirl

Christmas, 1975. What's in the box, Jim?

383 posted on 08/05/2002 2:03:48 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Hey, he's beginning to look a lot like Jim Robinson! :)
384 posted on 08/05/2002 2:13:23 PM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson; Freedom'sWorthIt; ST.LOUIE1
Speaking of baby photos, well we are not shy.....

385 posted on 08/05/2002 2:15:48 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Jim Robinson
Good afternoon Jim. Glad you are enjoying the thread today. I am too and I congratulate you on having such a beautiful family and so many great friends and admirers.
386 posted on 08/05/2002 2:18:07 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Darlin'

387 posted on 08/05/2002 2:27:48 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Mama_Bear
How sweet you are. Thank you so much. :)
388 posted on 08/05/2002 2:42:31 PM PDT by Darlin'
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To: Joe Brower
Thanks for stopping by Joe; hope you enjoy the pictures of Jim pre-FreeRepublic.
389 posted on 08/05/2002 2:43:19 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Billie
Thank you, it was my pleasure.:)

Yes, the pictures are just great and you're right they are beginning to look like the Jim Robinson we know. LOL

390 posted on 08/05/2002 2:47:13 PM PDT by Darlin'
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To: daisyscarlett
That is just too cute Miss daisyscarlett. Thank you, I loved it. :)
391 posted on 08/05/2002 2:51:09 PM PDT by Darlin'
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To: JustAmy
Don't remember, but hope it had something to do with hair clippers and razors.
392 posted on 08/05/2002 2:57:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Darlin'; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; Jim Robinson; dixie sass; whoever; lodwick; ...
Have to leave for a while - I'll be back to see more photos, and more FReepers who may drop in later.

I'm glad you're enjoying the posts to you, Jim, and we just thank you so much for giving us this home on the net.

393 posted on 08/05/2002 3:00:33 PM PDT by Billie
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To: COB1
Thanks COB, I'm listening to it now. Great tunes and good quality. Funny picture too, do they really do that in Texas or am I being niave?
394 posted on 08/05/2002 3:04:39 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: ru4liberty
LOL! That cracked me up! Where did you find that? My house isn't really filthy, it's just not as clean as it used to be...I forgot to mention the weight gain side effect from sitting at this terminal too long.
395 posted on 08/05/2002 3:09:46 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Darlin'; ST.LOUIE1; daisyscarlett; Aquamarine; lodwick; COB1; HiJinx; Mama_Bear

Looks like I got the last one out of sequence. This is the summer of 1975. On vacation!! Looks like Chris is surrounded by snacks!

396 posted on 08/05/2002 3:19:26 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; lodwick; MeeknMing; COB1; ...
Hey ALL!

I almost didn't make it tonight, this dratted computer would not let me logon. I had to try it 5 times!

Then I had to play catchup! (Were's Meek's catchup bottle!?). I see Louie and Billie ducked out! Billie wanted to see the fox graphic!

the one Samwolf gave my I found out I could no longer get into. So I used this picture instead.

Hi, Jim! I hope I was in time to post to you.

I wanted to say that You have a beautiful family and Thank You for your service to this country and for FRee Republic!

I hope you all had a great day!



Where are you!

397 posted on 08/05/2002 4:06:47 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: MeeknMing

SO! It's the old Maxwell Smart routine,EH?

398 posted on 08/05/2002 4:11:24 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; lodwick; doug from upland
What great pictures. What fun to follow the life of FR founder and his lovely wife and family. Thanks again, all you wonderful ladies (and gentlemen posters...ahem lodwick to name one) for this great site.

We leave tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. for Mr. D's cousins funeral...wife and kids are holding their own...but I'm sure the next few months will be tough. Please keep them in your prayers.

We leave Friday for a week long vacation in northern Michigan, will be computer impaired the majority of the time and I'm already experiencing withdrawal.... The earlier freepaholic lawsuit to JimR link posted earlier was so right on....!

This is coming up for me

....Visiting Mom & Dad for the last leg after being without FR for 5 days.

Me: Hi Mom, hi dad. Have to pee be right back. (me rushing down to the study to turn the computer on, but flush the toilet just for effect")

Mom: Look at the new carpeting we put in for the cottage your buying from you like it???

Me: "Love it...gosh, have to pee again...don't know what my problem is..."

Several more breaks where the dog has to pee, Mr. D. has to pee and might need help (??? pretty lame even in my book) then me again.

two hours later....

Mom to Dad "Sigh, her last recovery program hasn't worked...our little girl is still an active freeperholic...."

Mom. "Let's just hope she doesn't download songs anymore from that pervert, DougfromUpland..."
399 posted on 08/05/2002 4:25:18 PM PDT by dutchess
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To: ClaraSuzanne
That is a really neat fox, Pip. Thanks for posting it.

Louie got worn out from answering all his pings and left for a bit; Billie will be back in a bit and Mama_Bear too. I think Amy has more photos to post...Hope so. Jim does have a lovely family doesn't he?

400 posted on 08/05/2002 4:25:53 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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